If you are reading this then it stands to reason that you are concerned about plastic pollution and what it is doing to our planet. You might have seen video clips of scuba divers, battling their way through tonnes of plastic waste in the oceans. Or you may have read about the enormous swathe of plastic waste now floating in the Pacific Ocean. If you haven’t heard of it it’s called the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and it contains 1.8 trillion pieces of plastic waste.
Did you know that there are some things that contain cancer causing chemicals and you use them almost every day? Let's see and analyze them. Recently, we have been bombed about the dangers of formaldehyde, nitrobenzene, and PVC. These carcinogens can be found in everyday items such as paints, perfumes, shampoos, plastics, and rubber. But there are more dangerous items that we use in our homes every day. By simply throwing or quitting using these six items that contain cancer causing chemicals, you might save
A team of researchers in Europe have created a prototype device called "The Fungi Mutarium" which uses fungi to safely break down plastic and replace it with edible mushrooms. The research team is comprised of two Vienna-based industrial designers and a number of researchers at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. The device that they created harnesses the natural cleaning and purifying power of fungi, and creates a condition where the fungi can easily break down and absorb the trash, replacing it with more fungi. The device has
Plastic — can you imagine a day without it? It has come to be a component of nearly everything we buy and use, it seems. On the one hand, plastic has made things possible that might not have been possible. On the other hand, there are a few major problems (at least) with its widespread use: It lasts longer than we can adequately comprehend. It causes harm to countless animals and fish that try to consume it or get entangled in it. Much of it